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Fulbright program brings global perspective

Posted 3 days 2 hours ago
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Providing students experience with international diversity and opportunities to work with people from other cultures paired with unique language courses is, in many ways, the measure of a great university. The Red & Black offers a terrific introduction to the 2018 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants on campus this year:

Every year, hundreds of people apply to be a Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher Assistant in the U.S. Only a handful make it through the grueling application process. Not only do students have to apply, but once picked to come to a university in the...

Religion and Common Good research seminar March 20

Posted 5 months 6 days ago
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The department of religion will present the next research seminar in the Religion and the Common Good seminar series March 20 at 7 p.m. in Room 248 of the Miller Learning Center:

The seminar, “Augustine on Love, Conflict and the Goods We Hold in Common,” by Richard B. Miller of the University of Chicago Divinity School is open free to the public.

Miller is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Religious Ethics at the University of Chicago. His research interests include religion and public life, political and social ethics, theory and method in religious thought and...

Common Good: Modern Buddhists and Altruism

Posted 10 months 1 week ago
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The department of religion will present the next seminar in the Common Good seminar series tonight at 7 pm in room 248 of the MLC. The talk, "Universal Compassion: Modern Buddhists and Altruism" by American Buddhist monk Gen Mondrub, is free and open to the public:

Mondrub will discuss connections between the search for inner peace and the creation of more peaceful relations between human beings in the context of modern Buddhism.

Mondrub serves as resident teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia, a meditation and study organization in Atlanta dedicated to the achievement...

Alumna Patricia Andrews Fearon named Gates Cambridge Scholar

Posted 1 year 5 months ago
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Extraordinary news for Franklin/Grady College alumna Patricia Andrews Fearon, one of 36 Americans to be named a 2017 recipient of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which fully funds postgraduate study and research at the University of Cambridge:

The scholarship, which recognizes intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others, was established by a gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Fearon is the seventh UGA student or alumnus to receive the award since it was first awarded in 2001.

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Memoirs of a Southern Liberal

Posted 1 year 8 months ago
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Robert H. Ayers, 98-year-old former chaplain and head of the department of religion in the Franklin College, recently published Memoirs of a Southern Liberal:

Dr. Robert Ayers' life has been that of a “radical preacher” for decades, never afraid to ruffle feathers, when true Christian change has been necessary.  As an early proponent for racial integration in the South, he angered the power establishment.  As an advocate for the rights and dignity of sharecroppers, he upset the land owners.  As a believer in applying the actual lessons of Jesus in every day life, combined with his...

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